JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK (AP) — A 33-year-old rock climber is dead after falling about 110 feet while rappelling down a rock formation in Joshua Tree National Park.
Park spokesman Joe Zarki said Tuesday that David Pinegar of Loomis, Calif. was pronounced dead after Monday afternoon’s fall.READ MORE: Will Governor Gavin Newsom Keep His Job?
Zarki said Pinegar and a companion were rappelling down Saddle Rock, one of the tallest rock formations at the desert park, when he somehow fell as he was coming down.READ MORE: Report: Public Health To Blame For Delayed Notification Of Hyperion Sewage Spill
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the cause of the accident.
Zarki said he had no information on Pinegar’s rock climbing experience.MORE NEWS: Woman Killed, Man On Life Support After Being Shot Inside Corona Movie Theater
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